Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 25507 75184
325507, 575184


Dated 1734. Medium scale tripartite-plan Palladian mansion

with flanking wings added 1818, possibly by Alexander

Johnstone; converted to shooting lodge circa 1894 with

interior remodelled to form 6 individual suites; service

court to E also enlarged and remodelled 1894. Built mainly of

yellow ashlar. Slate roofs.

ORIGINAL HOUSE: 2 storeys over basement. 7-bay S elevation

with giant pilastered (Ionic) centrepiece, pilasters

(unusually) rising from basement, pediment raised above

wallhead, 2 semi-circular lights and crest in tympanum.

Central perron added circa 1840; door and flanking windows

all set in pilastered, round-arched and key-stones panels

with monogramed tympana; other openings architraved.

Rusticated quoins. Cornice; roof balustrade perhaps

contemporary with wings. Plain 1-3-1 N elevation with

advanced ashlar-built centre (outer bays rubble-built),

square porch (?1818) and heavy porte-cochere (?circa 1894).

Cornice and plain parapet. 3 axial stacks, the central one

transversely set and not original; piended slate roof,

originally platformed.

WINGS: deep on plan, set back from main front at S, boldly

advanced to N; single storey with basement; 3 narrow S-facing

bays (circa 1894 attic to E wing), 4th wide bay set forward

with window in round-headed panel, urns over angles; 4-bay N

elevations; W end elevation with 3-light bow near S end.

SERVICE COURT: (also 1818) 2 parallel ranges adjoining E

wing, and linked at E; upper floors jettied out to court

circa 1894 with casement windows and harled; outer 1st floor

windows break through eaves and have blocked cornices.

Doric-columned porch in NE re-entrant angle.

Balustrades and piers to N basement area and to garden

terrace to S; architectural garden ornaments.

Interior: (mainly circa 1894) entrance hall oak-panelled with marble-columned screens; library, music (originally drawing)

and dining rooms (in W wing) are well detailed.

Statement of Special Interest

Original house compares with William Adam's House of Dun

circa (1728) & Cumbernauld (c.1730).

Built for Maxwell family and sold to J E Johnston-Ferguson in


Upgraded B to A 30.9.87.



Information from owner; NMRS - copy volume of drawings by

Alexander Johnstone; Groome, GAZETTEER, n.d. (2nd ed) vol.

VI p.371

About Listed Buildings

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Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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